17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly + bus:  11​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly:  15​h
End: Hamburg

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder app .

Hamburg, Germany to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hamburg to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hamburg in May, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect cooler with lows of 0°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Neon Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and then immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and de Young Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of SoMa, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

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Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Step out of the city life by going to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Kailua Beach Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu. Traveling from San Francisco in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

1
day
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 30th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seattle road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Seattle takes 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Seattle is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Honolulu in May: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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